Jordan considers nuclear energy to power country
The Middle East is one of the most oil-rich regions in the world but Jordan is an exception - it imports more than 95% of its energy needs from its neighbours.
That means it is more vulnerable to price fluctuations and supply disruptions, and this year has been more difficult than most.
Oil prices have risen because of the unrest in the region and there have been several attacks on pipelines bringing gas to the country.
With rising costs, the government is considering nuclear power to ensure a stable energy supply to the country.
But with other nations scaling back their nuclear ambitions in the wake of Japan's Fukushima incident, is Jordan going down the right path?
Katy Watson reports.
02 Aug 2011
- From the section Business